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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Monitor Headphones (Black)

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Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Monitor Headphones (Black)
Key Features
  • For Studio Tracking/Mixing and DJing
  • 40mm Neodymium Dynamic Drivers
  • 15 Hz to 24 kHz Frequency Response
  • Tuned for Flat, Accurate Response
Merging acclaimed features of the M-Series headphones with a foldable, travel-friendly design, and one-ear monitoring capability, the black Audio-Technica ATH-M40x monitor headphones offer pro-grade build quality and audio performance for studio-based production, location recording, DJing, and daily listening. Outfitted with 40mm dynamic drivers and an over-ear, closed-back design, the ATH-M40x headphones deliver a flat, accurate response and wide bandwidth (15 Hz to 24 kHz) while isolating you from outside sounds.
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 240mm Drivers
  • 3Tuned for Flat, Accurate Response
  • 4Over-Ear, Sound-Isolating Design
  • 590° Swiveling Earcups and Foldable Design
  • 6Two Detachable Single-Sided Cables
  • 73.5mm Plug and 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
  • 8Pro-Grade Build Quality

Merging acclaimed features of the M-Series headphones with a foldable, travel-friendly design, and one-ear monitoring capability, the black Audio-Technica ATH-M40x monitor headphones offer pro-grade build quality and audio performance for studio-based production, location recording, DJing, and daily listening. Outfitted with 40mm dynamic drivers and an over-ear, closed-back design, the ATH-M40x headphones deliver a flat, accurate response and wide bandwidth (15 Hz to 24 kHz) while isolating you from outside sounds.

Thanks to the 90° swiveling earcups, pro-quality materials, and generous cushioning on the headband and earpads, the headphones are both durable and comfortable to wear. Two detachable, single-sided cables—one coiled and one straight—are included for optimal operation in the studio or on the go. Each cable sports a gold-plated 3.5mm mini plug for use with mobile devices and computer soundcards, and a 1/4" screw-on adapter is included for easy hookup to audio interfaces, mixers, and stereo receivers. A carrying pouch is supplied with the ATH-M40x for convenient storage and transport of the headphones.

40mm Drivers

The ATH-M40x features 40mm dynamic drivers with rare earth (neodymium) magnets and CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire) voice coils for high-quality sound reproduction.

Tuned for Flat, Accurate Response

The drivers and headphone design work together to provide a sonic signature tuned flat for accurate sound monitoring across the entire frequency range. With a frequency response of 15 Hz to 24 kHz, the ATH-M40x can reproduce a full spectrum of tones.

Over-Ear, Sound-Isolating Design

The ATH-M40x utilizes a circumaural design that contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments. This over-ear, closed-back style is optimal for reducing bleed and separating you from outside sounds.

90° Swiveling Earcups and Foldable Design

Equipped with 90° swiveling earcups, the ATH-M40x ensures a great fit and allows effortless one-ear monitoring, a welcome benefit for DJs and singers. The earcups fold up to meet the headband, saving space during storage. A carrying pouch is supplied for protection and convenience while transporting the headphones.

Two Detachable Single-Sided Cables

To expand its versatility, the ATH-M40x incorporates a detachable cable design that exits from the left side. This enables convenient cable swapping and makes it easier to distinguish the different sides of the headphone. Two cables are included—a 3.9 to 9.8' coiled cable and a 9.8' straight cable.

3.5mm Plug and 1/4" Screw-On Adapter

The attached cable is terminated with a gold-plated 3.5mm TRS mini plug for easy hookup to mobile devices, MP3 players, and computer headphone jacks. A secure 1/4" screw-on adapter is included for compatibility connectivity with audio interfaces, mixers, and dedicated headphone amplifiers. Built-in strain relief on the 3.5mm mini plug reduces the likelihood of damaging the connection if the cable is pulled.

Pro-Grade Build Quality

Thanks to the pro-grade earpad and headband materials used in the ATH-M40x, the headphones provide increased durability and comfort while delivering enhanced audio and effective isolation.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Specs

Headphone
Earpiece DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural), Closed-Back
Earpiece SwivelYes, 90°
Earpiece Connection / Wearing StyleHeadband
FoldableYes
Driver TypeDynamic
Driver Size1.6" / 40 mm
Magnet TypeNeodymium
Voice CoilCopper-Clad Aluminum Wire
Impedance35 Ohms
Active Noise CancellationNo
Performance
Frequency Response15 Hz to 24 kHz
Sensitivity98 dB
Maximum Power Handling1600 mW
Wired Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Straight
Connector PlatingGold
Adapter (Included)1/4" TRS
Cable DesignSingle-Sided, Detachable
Audio Connector to Earpiece1 x 2.5 mm TRS Male
Cable Length9.8' / 3 m
3.9 to 9.8' / 1.2 to 3 m
Cable ColorBlack
Physical
ColorBlack
Weight8.5 oz / 241 g (without Cable)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.6 x 10.3 x 4.25"

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Reviews

real reference

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

If you're not sure what the difference between monitors and consumer grade headphones, this is probably the best example of monitors that can be found at this price. If you WANT consumer cans, these may seem pretty lackluster. If you want transparency, they're great. Quality is roughly the same as the comparably priced (and famous) Sony model, but the fit and finish is MUCH nicer on the ATs.

If you are serious about audio, get this

By Rodrigo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

After 3 months trying to get better audio production, I decided to get this headphones to hear my productions as they are, and I'm happier than ever, I can hear sounds I can't hear with THX certified speakers hahahaha

Good option

By Burnnie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

I can somewhat tell the difference between these and the bigger M50's but they did exactly the job I needed them to do. Makes a good extra set of cans for when I need to include a second person on the monitors.

Very nice

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Great phones I specifically like how light the chord is I do not feel that tug while the new phones I purchase before this are way to heavy. Very crisp sound plus all attachments. Highly recommend, I use the cans with my Yamaha key board. Plus the cans were pack well and delivered on time.

Very Good Sound

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

These earphones isolate the audio very well. I gave it 4 stars because the fit very tight over your ears and there is no way to adjust them. I also have the ATH-M50x and they are very nice also.

Great

By Rob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

After listening to my little cheap speakers for years, I've been delighted to hear my digital tunes through these 'phones. Great stuff.

Perfect

By Charlie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

Perfect headphones. And this is the best price I found for them!

This was a replacement

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

The bottom joint on the previous pair broke on the same day the plug-in from the coiled cable broke and could not be removed. Used daily for 2 years. I like them.

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